Tulsa powerhouse group Skytown have had a busy summer, playing several highly-acclaimed shows throughout the region and performing at a few major music festivals. Today marks the official release date of their music video for their nightmarish track, "Through Circles", a song from their latest album Outshine the Sun (which was recorded at The Spot Studios).
Skytown is notorious for bringing the party to every show they play while simultaneously dabbling in the sinister. "Through Circles" lives up to this reputation, as a haunting and complex song that leaves much to be deciphered. Skytown once again invites us into their world, and we gladly accept the offer. They spread their metaphorical ashes over a number of topics, and through listening to their music, ask us to question everything we know. Whether it be a conspiracy beyond our comprehension, a post-apocalyptic prophecy, or the duality of beings that reside in all of us, that’s up to you to decide.
Watch Skytown's Official Music Video for "Through Circles":
The video is abstract in nature, without a clear-cut storyline. A woman dressed in white (Kash Clemishire) is seen practicing occultism on a magic circle in the floorboards, and a mysterious figure (Jake Maye) paces the grounds of a home. The figure is dressed in a traditional "plague doctor" uniform, famously known during the Medieval times as the "Doctors of Black Death". It seems as though the woman in white is fighting desperately against an impending doom by any means possible.
Again, there’s much to be interpreted from the video, but from what can be seen, Maye’s bird-beaked cloaked figure is not something you’d want appearing in front of you. Ever. The imagery in "Through Circles" is chilling, and while subtle, it still somehow manages to make your heart race.
On top of it all, this is one of my new personal favorite tunes from Skytown’s new music. Their lyricism is impressive to anyone who admires a good story, and their melodies haunt, even without words. It’s a song that we guarantee will be put on your repeat list for the summer.
The guys of Skytown believe that more is definitely merrier. The video for “Through Circles” was filmed in the band's hometown of Tulsa, and the band called upon their fans via Facebook and personal texts to be part of the video shoot and wrap party. Joel Rekiel from BLDGBLKS Music Company directed the video, and did a fantastic job of honoring the hard work the band put in at the studio recording the track.
Outshine the Sun can be accessed on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Stay in touch with Skytown on Facebook and their website, and if you find yourself in the Tulsa area, check out their next performance at The Venue Shrine on Friday, July 22nd.
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